Uneasy Truce and the Suez War

The Exodus from Yemen
By December 31, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

The Exodus from Yemen

Keren Hayesod, Jerusalem. No date, circa 1950s. A photographic essay of the immigration of Yemeni Jews into Israel. Click here for more on Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands To all those who participated in the redemption of the Jews of Yemen–to the people and the Government of the State of Israel to the organisers and […]

The Story, 1948-1980, MyJewishLearning.com.
By July 21, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

The Story, 1948-1980, MyJewishLearning.com.

Introducing the State of Israel, the Exodus of Soviet Jewry, and the Upward Mobility of American Jews World War II re-drew the map of world Jewry. Seventy-two percent of European Jewry perished during of the Holocaust, the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and attempted annihilation of Jews (and some other “undesirable” groups) by the Nazi regime and […]

Operation Magic Carpet
By July 16, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Operation Magic Carpet

Officers of the Parachutist 890e Battalion, 1955
By July 16, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Officers of the Parachutist 890e Battalion, 1955

Back row from left- Lieutnant Meir Har-Zion, Major Arik Sharon, Lieutnant General Moshe Dayan (Chief of Staff), Captain Dani Matt, Lieutnant Moshe Efron, Major General Asaf Simchoni. Front row from left- Captain Aharon Davidi, Lieutnant Ya’akov Ya’akov, Captain Raful Eitan.

Ingathering and the Struggle for Economic Survival, Excerpt from Howard Sachar, A History of Israel from the Rise of Zionism to Our Time, Alfred A. Knopf and Random House, Second Edition, 1996.
By April 27, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Ingathering and the Struggle for Economic Survival, Excerpt from Howard Sachar, A History of Israel from the Rise of Zionism to Our Time, Alfred A. Knopf and Random House, Second Edition, 1996.

The Gates Open In the eighteenth months following the Declaration of Independence, 340,000 Jews arrived in Israel. They came by passenger liner, by rickety dormitory steamer, by plane, and in some instances by clandestine land routes. Even as war still raged and the little state faced possible destruction or bankruptcy, the newcomers continued to pour […]

Issue of the Day: Would Jerusalem’s problems be solved by granting international supervision of the Holy Places? The Daily Compass, Nov. 30, 1949.
By April 27, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Issue of the Day: Would Jerusalem’s problems be solved by granting international supervision of the Holy Places? The Daily Compass, Nov. 30, 1949.

Our State Department would seem to be trading with the other Arab nations over oil concessions, while going through the motions of appearing to want a just settlement in Jerusalem. Click here to view the original article. Support for Israeli opposition to the internationalization of Jerusalem as proposed by the U.N. came from an unexpected […]

Arabs Demand 2-3 of Israel, The Daily Compass, Aug. 31, 1949.
By April 27, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Arabs Demand 2-3 of Israel, The Daily Compass, Aug. 31, 1949.

By Jon Kimche Exclusive to The Daily Compass Lausanne, Aug. 30 (ONA)–The Arabs today presented demands to the U.S. Conciliation Commission for Palestine which would slash away two-thirds of the territory allocated to Israel by the United Nations. This is only one of the demands made by Israel’s Middle East neighbors. Egypt has already said […]

Habib Issa, ‘Al Huda’ (a Lebanese newspaper published in the USA), June 6, 1951.
By April 27, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Habib Issa, ‘Al Huda’ (a Lebanese newspaper published in the USA), June 6, 1951.

The Secretary-General of the Arab League, Abd er-Rahman Azzam Pasha, published numerous declarations assuring the Arab peoples and all others that the occupation of Palestine and of Tel Aviv would be as simple as a military promenade for the Arab armies. Azzam Pasha’s statements pointed out that armies were already on the frontiers and that […]

Revue de Liban (a French language weekly published in Lebanon), May 12, 1951.
By April 27, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Revue de Liban (a French language weekly published in Lebanon), May 12, 1951.

Israel has become a fact and in the event of a return of the refugees they will constitute a minority that will have to live in a foreign environment and in conditions which are unfamiliar to them together with people who speak a language which they do not understand. It is a fact that many […]

Report on Status of the Armistice Negotiations and Truce in Palestine (Excerpts), July 21, 1949.
By April 27, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Report on Status of the Armistice Negotiations and Truce in Palestine (Excerpts), July 21, 1949.

III. CONCLUSIONS 1. The practical application of the Security Council’s truce in Palestine has now been superseded by effective armistice agreements voluntarily negotiated by the parties in the transition from truce to permanent peace. Since all of these agreements are self-enforcing and establish the necessary machinery for their supervision, with the assistance of the United […]